Washington University in St. Louis’ Institute for School Partnership (ISP) and the signature science education program developed in conjunction with Monsanto Fund, MySci, will take a major step forward Monday, Feb. 18, when it opens the MySci Resource Center at 6601 Vernon Ave.
Refurbished with the help of a $2.2 million grant from the Monsanto Fund, the MySci Resource Center will house educational classrooms, meeting rooms and a warehouse of educational science materials. It will become the nerve center of the ISP, WUSTL’s signature effort to strategically improve teaching and learning within the K-12 education community in the St. Louis region.
“Kids learn science by doing science — not just reading about it in a textbook and then looking at vocabulary terms,” says Victoria May, assistant dean of Arts & Sciences and executive director of the Institute for School Partnership. “So you want them to have the materials and supplies to explore and make sense. This warehouse is going to help us expand and improve what ISP has already been doing for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education in the community.”
Programs such as MySci, which has been a cornerstone of the ISP’s work for the past eight years. The warehouse will help ISP transform the existing MySci program into a multifaceted approach that will both deepen the science content available within the MySci curriculum and broaden the reach of the MySci brand within the education and public community.
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